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have the urgent 911 calls from neighbors of a germantown home where two young children were found murdered. good evening, i'm lesli foster. >> i'm bruce johnson. topper says we're in for some significant winter weather. >> he's breaking out the bread- o-meter. you know it's serious. what are we talking here, top? >> probably a 5 on the bread-o- meter, maybe 6 on the impact meter. this will be a legitimate storm. a winter storm warning covers everybody from 7 a.m. till 11 p.m. tomorrow night. that covers southern maryland, the coast, the mountains, everybody in the metro area. arctic cold will accompany this storm, pure snow event for the entire metro area, dry, fluffy snow, not great for snowballs, good for sledding. morning commute with light snow. if you have to get out in the morning, less than an inch, but
by afternoon slippery, 4 to 6, roads snow covered by then with 4 to 6 inches. try and stay off the roads if you can between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. here's our snowfall map, pretty easy. a lot of times we have four or five bands on here. we'll reduce it to two bands. 4 to 6 inches across the metro area north to south, east to west. there could be a little bull's eye in the mountains on the west side of the divide with upslope, you might squeeze out 6 to 8 inches. it's going to be tough to measure blowing around, very dry snow. we in a end up with 5 to 7 inches of fluffy snow. on a scale of 1 to 10 with the impact meter carmageddon being 10, looks like a 6. not so much in the morning. it will be the afternoon commute you want to avoid, if you can. we'll come back, talk about how cold it's going to get behind the clipper. here's a hint, coldest so far. new information tonight about the children who were stabbed to death in their
germantown home allegedly by their own mother and her friend. police say they were performing an exorcism. >> those two women, zakeiya avery, the mother of the children and monifa sanford both in custody today facing murder and attempted murder charges. we received the 911 tapes. nikki burdine has more. >> although there are many unanswered questions, we are learning more about what happened leading up to those crimes and friends tell us the mother zakeiya avery had a mental illness and police say the two women believed they were performing an exorcism. the first 911 call came in thursday night at 10:15 from a neighbor on cherry bend, the night before police say the children were killed. we'll play a portion of those calls now and what you are about to hear is a neighbor calling in a report of an unattended baby in a car. >> what's the emergency? >> i have a baby in a car.
it's been here reported to me about 45 minutes. the mother came out, reported she had something going on and didn't want her baby to be in danger in the house. >> i'm being attacked by two females at 19041. >> is there an apartment number associated with that? >> that is my business. the kid in the car for an hour. it is my business. they're still chasing me down. >> they're still chasing you down? >> yes. they're walking after me. she's talking to herself. >> she's what? >> talking to herself. >> police say that night they did respond to the home, but when they got there, the women and children were already inside the house. police say they reported the incident to child protective services and they were set to return to check on the kids friday morning which, of course, would turn out to be too late. the second 911 call came in at 9:23 friday morning, another neighbor concerned about a knife she saw in a car with blood on it. >> the car have a door open.
the house have the windows open up there. i heard loud noises in the night. i just wake up and i heard like jumping and i didn't know they have four children. so i don't know if the kids have just doing that every day. so i didn't just think anything, but this morning when i just take my kids too school, i saw the knife with blood outside and i see the car with the door open. i see the windows open, so i don't know if something happened in there. there's the knife is still there. >> later police would make the gruesome discovery two children, a 1-year-old and 2- year-old both dead and 5-year- old and 8-year-old child suffering stab wounds. police arrested the mother, zakeiya avery and monifa stanford. back to you. d.c. police are looking for the person who drove a van that crashed into a cvs store just before 4:00 this morning in the 3600 block of 12th street
northeast. an atm was stolen and the van was gone, too when police arrived. some good news. children's charity foundation gave out over 500 coats today at one of the largest homeless shelters in the area for families. players and coaches from george washington and george mason universities were there to give the coats to children at the shelter located inside the former d.c. general hospital. the coats are all new. they were bought with money raised from a basketball tournament that was sponsored by bb&t bank of the verizon center. >> when we're placed in the position we're in, we're fortunate at george washington just to give back to kids who don't have as much as we do. it always brings a good feeling brings a smile to their faces. so it's always a good thing to do. >> the children's charities foundation has been helping at risk and disadvantaged youth in the area for 19 years now. pasco also helped with purchasing the coats. d.c. mayor vincent gray
helped pay tribute to dr. martin luther king, jr. today. a wreath was placed at the mlk monument at the tidal basin. demonstrationed in washington led by stevie wonder helped bring about the martin luther king federal holiday back in 1986. it's been almost two months since postal carrier tyson barnett was shot and killed while walking his prince george's county route and today with martin luther king, jr. day as a back drop his family and friends are marching again calling for changes in the postal service. hank silfverberg brings us the story. >> reporter: some of the members of mr. barnett's family and members of the postal workers union came to the mlk memorial to rally. they don't believe postal workers should still be delivering when it's dark and they're now walking down to l'enfant plaza where the postal service is located to push their point that postal workers should not be out after dark. like many postal carriers, 26- year-old tyson barnett of upper
marlboro was finishing his route after dark saturday november 23rd when he was gunned down in what may have been a robbery attempt. two months later police are still working on the case but no arrests. the union, bar net's family and friends continue to call for changes so no one has to deliver the nail after dark for safety reasons. >> we've had enough. we're drawing a line in the sand. we're not going to take it anymore. this needs to be changed. >> reporter: police are hoping someone comes forward in the case. there's a $125,000 real ward offered for an arrest leading -- reward offered for an arrest leading to a conviction. >> he didn't bother anybody. everybody loved him and the postal workers there took him in like he was their own son. >> reporter: this is not just a local issue. three postal workers across the country have been killed in the last three years walking their routeds. they're hoping they can definitely get the rule -- routes. they're hoping they can
definitely get the rules changed so they can stay out when it's light out. there's a lot more news to get on this holiday monday. >> we have your world in 90 seconds beginning in new jersey. >> when the lieutenant governor pulled you aside in the parking lot. >> it's completely false. >> new jersey lieutenant governor vigorously denying approve a development project or risk losing out on sandy relief money. >> the olympic top of is entering the city of volgograd where terrorists struck with twin suicide bombings last month. ans i large militant group from southern russia -- an islamic militant group from southern russia promised a present for those attending the game. >> a woman to be on the lookout in the heartland of russia's onagain islamist insurgency. if true, it means -- an ongoing
islamist insurgency. if true, it means she has already entered the city. >> kenneth bae says i believe my problem can be solved by close cooperation and agreement between the american government and the government of this country. >> international inspectors say iran is making good on its promise to stop enriching uranium to use to make nuclear weapons. in turn the united states and its european allies will suspend almost 7 billion of the $100 billion in economic sanctions. >> more than 100,000 people paid tribute to dr. martin luther king, jr. at one of the nation's largest marchs in san antonio, texas. fewer than 10% of the city's population is african american. >> it's children, adults. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971.
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opportunity and upward mobility that's at the heart of america. >> and he talked about marijuana. the president says, "i don't think it's more dangerous than alcohol," and he said if he had a son, he would not let the child play football for fear of concussion. the two southwest airlines pilots who landed at the wrong airport in missouri are apparently admitting it was their mistake. the ntsb says the pilots told them the on board computer was working fine. they mistook the bright lights they saw for the branson airport. well, it wasn't. it was an airport several miles away and both pilots are suspended while the investigation continues. still to come on wusa9. >> reporter: 50 years ago the beatles played one of their first u.s. concerts right here in the old d.c. coliseum. it changed the
and for so many, traumatized again by facing the criminal in court. i'm jennifer wexton, and as a prosecutor i put violent offenders in prison. in the virginia senate, i'll fight just as hard against tea party republicans who would take away a woman's healthcare and her right to choose, even in cases of rape and incest. on election day, help me stand up for her. all aboard the way back machine, folks. it was 50 years ago today that the beatles' first american album hit the shelf. >> then it was on to ed sullivan, carnegie hall and on february 11th the d.c. coliseum and bruce leshan reports for
people who were there, it's still unforgettable, right? >> i could have been there. you weren't born yet. >> a great day in new york, okay? oh, is that the place? >> reporter: by the time the beatles hit d.c. they were already at the top of the charts and well on their way to becoming the biggest rock and roll band ever. february 11th, 1964, a sellout show with the d.c. coliseum, their second concert in the u.s. >> the song goes i saw her standing there. >> reporter: 16-year-old bill wax of bethesda. >> and that is me. >> reporter: had somehow wrangled a ticket. >> it was packed. ♪ i saw her standing there ♪ >> it was set up as a boxing ring and they were sort of in the middle of it. so every two or three songs george and those guys would have to move their microphones slightly.
god, i could barely hear anything. it was just a bunch of people screaming. >> reporter: really? >> if i remember right, i was somewhat angry that i just couldn't hear the music. >> reporter: but for a country still grieving the assassination of jfk just a few months earlier, it was a joyful noise and for so many who were there it changed the course of their lives. >> the whole industry changes with these four little guys from england that show up. people start writing their own tunes. they start playing their own instruments. i think that was part of the reason why so many kids as soon as the beatles broke immediately went o and started buying guitars and learning to play. >> we'd like to thank everybody here in america, washington. >> reporter: 50 years later the d.c. coliseum is on the national register of historic places. they've demolished almost all of the stands and they're using it as a parking garage.
the music biz has changed and so has the world. >> there are only three or four television channels. >> reporter: pandora, itunes, the internet have so fragmented the audience we may never have another shared national moment like the beatles on ed sullivan, but bill wax had a whole career as a dj and says music will always move us. >> it's like having a photograph album in your head. >> reporter: bruce leshan, wusa9. >> with hit after hit after hit after hit. the two surviving beatles ringo starr and paul mccartney, are performing at the grammys sunday night. you can see it here on wusa9. they are listed as performing separately. we're hoping for a surprise. pinpointing exactly when weather will hit your neighborhood hours before it happens, wusa9 first alert weather.
>> so there's no surprise about the forecast tomorrow, there will be snow. >> there will be snow. if you want to do something tonight, you can. early tomorrow morning you'll be okay, but i would not recommend being out in the afternoon tomorrow, pretty good heavy snow, blowing, drifting, wind chills in the single digits, not that great. hard to believe we were 59 today. that will become a way distant memory by this time tomorrow night. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam, down to 52, most of the burbs in the 40s, dew point in the 20s, relative humidity 37%, winds turned north, northwest at 14. colder drier air will move in tonight setting the stage for an all snow event. on a stage of 1 to 10 the old bred meter, had to bring it -- bread-o-meter, had to bring it out, 10 would be run for your lives. this will be probably about a 5, might even inch it up to a 6. we'll get some new
information before 11:00 to pass on to you. the storm doesn't look very impressive, a little light snow through iowa back into wisconsin around madison into chicago, but it's going to take a different track than the last clippers. most of the clippers have gone north of us. we get the leftovers, if you will, but this clipper is diving spot actually in a pretty good is for the off the carolina coast by tomorrow -- spot off the carolina coast by tomorrow evening. it will eventually go out to sea, but not before it drops 4 to 6 inches in the metro area. temps in the 40s no the burbs now, 46 reston and fairfax, 49 college park, 50 in waldorf, 49 in annapolis. red alert tuesday, light morning snow till noon, probably an inch or less. in the afternoon heaviest snow, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., wind chills in the single digits by evening. again you'll see blowing and drifting of the snow as well. here's our latest computer models, 4 to 6 inches still a good bet, 5 in leesburg, almost 6 in culpeper.
notice how uniform it is. we're in pretty good shape, the wringing our hands trying to decide between sleet and freezing rain. it's going to be pure snow. 29 by 11:00, 27 by 10 p.m. temps drop tomorrow. thursday is green now but today, 16 and snow showers possible. next seven days maybe 32 on saturday if we are lucky, still in the teens friday and then back in the 20s sunday and monday and a chance for more snow showers sunday night into
inspiring, motivating and entertaining are just some words you can use to describe these hockey players. they aren't professionals making lot of money. they're special needs players that are often left out of team sports, but there is a tournament just for them and as diane reports, the goal is about more than winning or losing. >> reporter: inside the guards icehouse in laurel, maryland, is a hockey tournament that if given a chance shows the world special needs players have just as much drive and dedication as anyone. >> yea, kaiden! >> reporter: 300 players on 20 teams representing 10 states. >> hi, mom! >> reporter: are here for the third annual uct winter hockey festival. sam smith has played in each
tournament. he's been a member of the washington ice dog says of the american special hockey -- dogs of the american special hockey association for 14 years. >> what i like about it is the fact that i can really skate. i can hit the notes right on the ice with slapshots, not slapshots, wrist shots i meant and good pass says and speeding up and down the ice -- passes and speeding up and down the ice to score or get an assist. >> reporter: sam who has asperger's is captain of the ice dogs a team. >> do a great job right here. he shoots. saved! >> reporter: the 29-year-old mentors others including the ice dogs b team. >> as a head mentor i also observe the mentors to see if they need help with mentoring these kids. >> reporter: kids like ann schaub. >> i like playing defense and i like playing offense. >> reporter: are you really good at it? >> yeah. >> success is the smile on their face when they're on that
ice and the self-esteem, the self-confidence that they gain from the first drop of the puck to when the buzzer goes. >> it does not matter to me if i win or lose. it's just for fun. >> reporter: it sounds like sam understands the spirit of sportsmanship very well. in laurel, diane roberts, wusa9 sports. >> love those smiles. thank you, diane. now it's time to reveal our latest game of the week poll. four great basketball games to choose from. text the code of the game you want to 25543. of course, we'll highlight the winning game on friday night. >> love the ice dogs. >> they're going to be the snow dogs tomorrow. 59 today, snow tomorrow, 4 to 6 inches a good bet from the mountains to the coast including the ocean resorts, southern maryland, everybody. temps fall and wind chills in the single digits by this time tomorrow. >> whoa, all right. that's it for us. the cbs evening news is next. >> see you back here at 7:00. bye.
>> tonight, the olympics in the cross hairs. the russian are hunting for a terrorist known as a black widow who may try to sabotage the sochi games. mark phillips reports on the threats. here it comes again! a new round of snow and frigid weather. meteorologist eric fisher tells us how bad it's going to get. ambassador caroline kennedy blasts dolphin hunting in japan, calling it inhumane. seth doane on the growing controversy. >> one, two, three, four! dooubs and michelle miller introduces us to a music teacher who was nominated for a grammy for helping troubled kids find their voice. >> you never give up? >> no, never, never, never.